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Dec 31, 2012 8:30am EST
wanting to keep the troops home for good. >> the pentagon came out with new defense guidance in january 2012, which reflected the obama administration's understanding that budgets were going to be constrained first. and that second, the united states would not be likely to fight anymore wars like iraq or afghanistan in the near future, or the next decade or so. >> the point is that the american appetite for global intervention is going to decrease. there aren't many americans that want to keep going in afghanistan after 2014. there aren't many americans that are gonna want to go into iraq even given its importance in terms of global energy and oil. >> i think that reflects an understanding of where the country is. the u.s. whatever you think about how long troops should remain in afghanistan. i think everybody thinks that's enough with that kind of commitment of u.s. forces overseas. >> is our mission to eliminate taliban? it never was our mission. it is nation building? is it sending children to school? is it building sewer systems? is it going after al-qaeda? so, all those factors are
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
cooper. >> jobs at the pentagon may be in jeopardy when we go over the fiscal cliff. they are not the only military related work at stake. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg is live at the pentagon tonight. >> last week, defense secretary leon panetta said day-to-day operations would likely not change dramatically if we go over the fiscal cliff. any potential layoffs would probably not happen immediately. workers are watching this very closely. watching children skate round and round is how many americans would describe what they're watching right now on capitol hill. >> it is absolutely unconscionable. >> in the pentagon, it is alarming. it would lead to sequestration across the board government cuts. the planning has already begun for temporary layoffs. civilian furloughs could impact up to 800,000 workers. >> it feels like a punch in numbers gut. >> she works with the faa. >> a lot of uneasiness, nobody knows what things will happen. everyone is nervous. >> it is really having an impact on everyone. >> she is a server in pentagon city. 70 or 80% of customers come from the
RT
Dec 27, 2012 7:00pm EST
this is really. cut to the pentagon's already requested six hundred. twenty. welcome to have thank you sir pleased to be here thank you what impact first of all will the sequester ration part of the the the automatic defense cuts that were written in back last year when they couldn't work out a deal away have if they were going to effect well it would be a fairly significant impact not so much because of the magnitude of the cuts over a ten year period as it is you have to cut fifty four point seven billion in the nine months remaining in this fiscal year across the board in all the programs without the ability to prioritize that so sounds like a mess it is a mess and also you cannot cut any funds from obligated money that is money that has already been contracted with someone to purchase something and in addition military personnel are exempt so what's left you have to take a big swac out of it well personnel is about a third of the total pentagon. and it but it includes all other sensible cold operations operations but that has to do with all the money to maintain your installati
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
security as marle the pentagon what. do we need to do from the whole of government standpoint? some of the other departments are being hit harder. state department, for example. >> this is admittedly a weakness of the report. our mandate was to only look at the defense budget. we should be looking at the whole international affairs budget because we have to take a whole of government approach to solving these international problems. the military is not particularly good at some things, where diplomacy or development aid would be much more help. so i would like to see an integrated budget. that's not going to happen. the congress won't allow to the happen. but at least in our thinking, in the administration's thinking, they could pool resources and look at trade- offs between defense and state. >> barry, thanks very much. at least that's a hope for to 13. >> i hope. so thank you very much. >> coming up, how the pentagon and intelligence agencies are exploiting social media. you're watching "this week in defense news." >>> when pentagon officials talk about intelligence surveillance and
RT
Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm EST
an immediate fifty five billion dollars cut to the pentagon's already requested six hundred thirteen billion dollar budget for two thousand and thirteen really be catastrophic especially when tens of billions of dollars are lost or wasted every year at the pentagon and more broadly our more defense investments and in return sustaining our military empire around the world really worth it considering things are deteriorating pretty rapidly here at home let's ask my ask guest joining me now is retired lieutenant general robert g. gard jr formerly served in the united states army is now the chairman of the center for arms control and nonproliferation attentional guard welcome it's an honor to have my keys are pleased to be here thank you what impact first of all will the sequester ration part of this the the automatic defense cuts that were written in back last year when they couldn't work out a deal fully have if if they were to go into effect it would be a fairly significant impact not so much because of the magnitude of the cut over a ten year period as usual have to cut fifty four po
RT
Jan 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
the pentagon has a problem the u.s. relies on drones to conduct warfare around the world now they've launched a sixteen million dollar effort to prevent high tech flying machines from being tapped so how serious of a problem is this for the u.s. drone program. it's wednesday january second eight pm the washington d.c. meghan lopez if you're watching r.t. . all right topping the news tonight well they've done it in literally an eleventh hour deal the u.s. house of representatives passed a fiscal cliff budget deal that president obama is expected to sign into law so that's that crisis averted right well not even close the u.s. might have avoided economic calamity in the short run but the future of the country is still as uncertain as it was before if not more so let's take a look at the scorecard we wanted to know if the u.s. met the fiscal cliff deadline deadline of midnight december thirty first to avoid financial repercussions. no despite the fact that congress had almost a year to act it missed a deadline by a day luckily stock markets were closed on new year's day and closed on a
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
. republicans concerned about the impact of the pentagon budget if this goes through. >> when people talk about the fiscal cliff most of the attention is about taxes going up and that being the so called fiscal cliff but the other side of that cliff is that the massive spending cuts automatic cuts are kicking in at the beginning of next year. largely targeted at the pentagon. and what is interesting is all of this deal making we are talking about on capitol hill would really just focus on unemployment benefits and tax side of the cliff as i mentioned and most of deals it appears would not shut off the so called sequester that would hit the pentagon. on "fox news sunday" senator lindsey graham told chris wallace he got a call from the defense secretary suggesting these cuts are coming. lake a listen. >> i was called by leon panetta at 7:30 during dinner. >> secretary of defense. >> this is the failure of the supercommittee to find $1.2 trillion in cuts. half of the 1.2 falls on defense who already cut. he says if we do this we will shoot the defense department in the head and send out 800,
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 1:00am PST
lead the pentagon out of afghanistan, lead our military into redefining itself as to what does it do? why do you serve in the post-post-9/11 era? second, lead the country in more defense spending cuts, which is coming. and third thing is really to lead the nation through a discussion of what's our military for in the post-post-9/11 era? what's the role of counterterrorism? what are the limits of counterterrorism? what are we doing in asia? how do we work with our allies in china and asia? where has the pentagon taken powers that maybe need to go back to the civilian agencies? those are three enormous jobs that require you to work well with congress, to work well with the defense industry, to be trusted with our men and women in uniform and to have a really close relationship with the president. that's a big job description. >> so if we paint this sort of job description as guiding the pentagon through that period, it sounds like reimagining. how do you see the strengths and weakness of the front runners? >> the first thing to say about senator hagel is he clearly has a very strong
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
. [ sniffles ] ♪ >> harris: breaking news now on the fox report and the pentagon confirming to fox news that retired general norman schwarzkopf has died. he commanded the coalition that pushed saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. bob scales on the phone with us now. general scales you wrote a book called certain victory and you have a lot of knowledge of the history of the iraq war but personal knowledge with this man. you call him truly the first great american hero after vietnam. your thoughts? >> that is exactly right, harris. remember, i come from the same generation as general schwarzkopf and the vector was the vindication of my generation report vietnam generation because it was our first great military victory after defeat in vietnam and he took that personally. i knew general schwarzkopf well, going back to his time as a major in the pentagon. he also carried in his sack this rock that had the sigma that went with the defeat in vietnam. when defeated the iraqi military in the plains of iraq, when was able to do that one of the first things he said at the truce ten
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> right. >> while i was at it, the pentagon said deliver this, which makes me a diplomatic pouch of a kind who could do with a small drink to make us a toast. >> well, we got some beer coming right up. excuse me. >> they talk about you in the department, scotty. >> yeah? what do they say? >> oh, good things. rhodes scholar, i hear. >> yeah. >> new assignment, kel? >> i don't know. i got to decode it. >> there was high school ball and then? >> and then at college, i was recruited. >> when was this? >> oh...4 years ago. there's a funny story behind that, too, because at college, i studied languages. it turned out that my professor of sanskrit was a recruiter for the department. >> you're kidding. >> no, no. what happened was one day i got an assignment which i thought was just something to translate for the following tuesday, but it turned out to be a sales pitch to join the department. and he made it sound so beautiful, too. listen. uh, "short days, short hours, and long pay, and a jim-dandy adventure." >> how do you say "jim dandy" in sanskrit? >> in a dead language? [knock on door] o
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
. of course that is when the steep automatic spending cuts would slash budgets at the pentagon and other government agencies. let's bring in "usa today" washington bureau chief susan page and "the washington post" congressional reporter ed o'keefe. good morning to both of you and happy new year. >> good morning. >> same to you. >> the senate returns in about an hour. how close are they? what are you hearing? >> you know, i think it is conceivable that we'll have a new year's eve miracle and there will be a deal but i think the safe bet is against it. for this to happen in the next 14 hours you need to have no senator object to a majority vote, you know, any senator can start to filibuster and force the vote total up to 60 to continue working on any kind of deal they reach. and then you need john boehner to agree and house republicans to agree to bring it up in the same version or very similar version and i think the hurdles that have prevented us from getting a deal for two years are still there. so, i mean, we'll see what the next 14 hours brings but i wouldn't be too optimistic.
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:15am EST
was within the pentagon. you would think that if you're sending more troops to afghanistan, those troops would go to places that were most critical, the places that the taliban were seeking to take over, the places that were most at risk, potentially a takeover of the country. instead, we wound up sending the first wave of new forces took part of the country with relatively few people. and i discovered the answer was simply tribal rivalries. not in afghanistan but in the pentagon. it turned out that the first wave of troops were u.s. marines. they wanted to bring their own helicopters, the own logistics. so they did was to work with u.s. army soldiers in the areas in and around the city of kandahar. it was this tale of our own services fighting with each other instead of fighting in common purpose against the enemy. and the stories go on. there was into fighting then the state department, within the u.s. agency for international development. and one other tale, i recount in some detail in the book, we had some real serious in fighting between president own national security team a
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
didn't take it that far but you do did. >> without a fiscal cliff teal the pentagon is bracing for $500 billion but that is over the next decade and raises questions how military leaders plan to keep the nation safe. >> last friday when president obama rolled out his new plan for steering us away from the fiscal cliff there was word he did not say, that word was, sequester, the sequester would automatically cut more than a hundred billion from the budget next year, half from domestic programs and half from defense programs. as the deadline draws close, experts are looking at national security standpoint and warning one final time about the impact on the safety of our service members. >> it's going to affect the operational force that is deployed in terms of its ability to maintain equipment, to get repair parts. that force is delayed around the world, not just the force in afghanistan that is being reduced. it would impact on the training of the force and preparedness. >> reporter: white house officials say it's unclear what is going to happen. on friday john mccain said he doesn't
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
ten years. a gloom and doom scenario that the pentagon says. but is it? chris lawrence has a closer look. >> reporter: to hear the pentagon tell it -- >> sequestration, therefore if it were allowed to happen, will introduce senseless chaos. >> the fiscal cliff -- >> sequestration will have a chaotic effect on the force. >> reporter: is akin to armaggedon. >> i worry about being blindsided by a huge cut because they don't have the strength or courage or guts to do what they have to do. >> happy holidays. >> reporter: the cliff would cut $500 billion in defense spending, but spread out over the next ten years. would these cuts really be that bad? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: analyst ben freeman argues the pentagon can survive on a smaller budget. >> it will drop a little bit. but not catastrophic, doomsday, any sort of hyperbole. >> reporter: perhaps the navy would have to buy less expensive, less advanced fighter jets instead of the new f-35. or the pentagon would have to cut the number of soldiers and marines back to the numbers before 9/11. >> sequestration would risk hollowing
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
. i said hong kong. >> right. >> while i was at it, the pentagon said deliver this, which makes me a diplomatic pouch of a kind who could do with a small drink to make us a toast. >> well, we got some beer coming right up. excuse me. >> they talk about you in the department, scotty. >> yeah? what do they say? >> oh, good things. rhodes scholar, i hear. >> yeah. >> new assignment, kel? >> i don't know. i got to decode it. >> there was high school ball and then? >> and then at college, i was recruited. >> when was this? >> oh...4 years ago. there's a funny story behind that, too, because at college, i studied languages. it turned out that my professor of sanskrit was a recruiter for the department. >> you're kidding. >> no, no. what happened was one day i got an assignment which i thought was just something to translate for the following tuesday, but it turned out to be a sales pitch to join the department. and he made it sound so beautiful, too. listen. uh, "short days, short hours, and long pay, and a jim-dandy adventure." >> how do you say "jim dandy" in sanskrit? >> in a dead langu
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> right. >> while i was at it, the pentagon said deliver this, which makes me a diplomatic pouch of a kind who could do with a small drink to make us a toast. >> well, we got some beer coming right up. excuse me. >> they talk about you in the department, scotty. >> yeah? what do they say? >> oh, good things. rhodes scholar, i hear. >> yeah. >> new assignment, kel? >> i don't know. i got to decode it. >> there was high school ball and then? >> and then at college, i was recruited. >> when was this? >> oh...4 years ago. there's a funny story behind that, too, because at college, i studied languages. it turned out that my professor of sanskrit was a recruiter for the department. >> you're kidding. >> no, no. what happened was one day i got an assignment which i thought was just something to translate for the following tuesday, but it turned out to be a sales pitch to join the department. and he made it sound so beautiful, too. listen. uh, "short days, short hours, and long pay, and a jim-dandy adventure." >> how do you say "jim dandy" in sanskrit? >> in a dead language? [knock on door] o
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
across-the-board spending cuts to the pentagon and other agencies will be in up in months. and the debt ceiling deal will be reached in two months if congress does not act. jim moran is not confident working out a deal will be easy. >> just increasing the deficit by $3.90 trillion, which will now force us to dramatically street the size of government and that will have an adverse impact on the washington area. >> the president returns to hawaii, so it's not clear when he will sign the bill. brianne carter reporting. >> secretary of state hillary clinton continues to recover from public clocked at a new york hospital. she was last seen in public three weeks ago before she fainted and was fossilized with a concussion. doctors ran some scans which revealed the blood clots between her brain and her skull. the good news is they say there will likely be no long-lasting neurological damage. >> today is the first day back to school for the students of sandy hook elementary. there are attending open house at every purpose of building in monroe conn. will start class tomorrow. workers and teacher
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
the pentagon. defense analysts say the impact on the military would be serious. >> the pentagon and the department are already in financial trouble. because there has already been $480 billion cut. to take another cut is devastating. >> it will make it channeling for the military to maintain the troops. equipment and preparedness. the larger defense industry also will be hit. >> severe budget cuts could put the natural security at risk if the company that make the f-35 fighter or artillery pieces don't have the money to keep going. >> my district would be adversely affected and defense spending cut by $8 billion. >> how did we get to this place? >> in budget battle, the 2011 spending cut put in as unthinkable trigger to force the lawmakers to find a way to cut spending. so far, they haven't found a way here we are. >> to make it unpalatable, they insist it comes out of the defense budget. conservatives think is much, much, much too har. >> defense secretary leon panetta said the pentagon has been preparing for the cuts. which says will inflict lasting damage o the national defense.
FOX
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
, what the pentagon is revealing about the number of sexual assaults involving military members. and an arrest and a horrific crime, what a man is accused of doing to a woman sleeping on a bench. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> a spike in rapes, the military is prompting new action in washington. the pentagon gave leaders four months to come up with a plan to stop sexual assaults. >> reporter: some of the victims stepped forward. she said she was attacked after joining the army at 17. >> i was raped by another service member who out
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
authorities to take action. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr interviewed one of the moms whose child was alle allegedly mistreated. >> all along this first week when we were being given peace meal information, denied access to videotapes, we were being asked if we wanted to seek medical care for our child. for what, obviously. we wanted to understand and see with our own eyes since that evidence was available. >> barbara starr joins me now from washington. good morning, great to see you. when a terrible story. curious to know, how was this able to go on for so long with nobody blowing the whistle on it? >> this is really the question. let's start with the point that this young mother doesn't want her face shown because she doesn't want her children identified. one is the subject of abuse. she doesn't want her husband to be subject to retaliation. that's the climate we're talking about here. the actual abuse, the allegations, all happened back in september. but that phone call from president obama didn't come until december 14th because the leadership at the pentagon didn'
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 2:00am PST
the pentagon and domestic analeses this week. the cost of 24 billion for spending cuts and revenues for converting traditional individual retirement accounts on to roth ira's. getting into the weeds of it how is this going to effect our military members? >> military members won't see any direct effect. you will see federal employees the sworn civil servants and contractors affected most directly. right now we are talking about a fwhont kicking the can down the road. with that said there was no clear path forward. the pentagon completely blew this off. they were not prepared for anything having to do with the cuts. they did not do budget offsets talking about getting down into the wings. the offsets are those things you can take cuts on and not suffer degradation of options. you can kick that down the road to be funded. fundamentally we are not seeing a relook or reorganization of the department of defense since 1947. secretary of defense pineda put out this 5 point opinion piece for the failure of the pentagon to do this. president obama called benghazi a result of sloppy thinking.
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
throw away from the pentagon. if it could happen here, it could happen anywhere. >> reporter: this military wife and other of two doesn't want her face shown. cnn has also agreed not to show her children's faces or identify them by age. >> obviously, barbara, i am concerned about the privacy of my children. and then there's always the possibility of retaliation against my husband. >> reporter: it's every parent's nightmare. finding out her toddler was physically assaulted by child care workers at the ft. myer army day care center. the scandal grew to the point if the obama made an unprecedented phone call to army secretary john mac cue to express his concern. according to this fbi affidavit, this little boy and others were punched and slapped. one child was dragged across the floor. >> we thought, of all the different options, putting them in a child care facility during the day that was on a military base, that was pretty well-staffed, would be the safest, most secure environment for them. >> reporter: it all began back on september 26th when a parent reported misconduct. the army
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
1887, and they make fire suits, and after 9/11 when the pentagon was attacked and they needed fire companies to put out that fire, they had different companies come from the virginia area and the dc area, and they noticed that only the companies that were wearing the fire suits were able to work through the night and deal with the pathogens and extremities that were in the pentagon building. one of the people, the commander in the pentagon, called up rob freeze, who was the owner of globe fire suits said we need 300 fire suits here tomorrow. rob said, what's the sizes? i don't know, figure out how to get them here. rob freeze, the small company in new hampshire of about 300 people assembled fire suits, and rob was the only one allowed to take a mercy flight after 9/11, the only one allowed in the air space, delivered the fire suits, and the firefighters used them to put out the fire in the pentagon. it's a story about patriotism, but it's more than that. i wanted to know, well, what is it that allowed globe fire suits to still have comparative advantages, and one of the biggest ins
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 10:30am EST
manage a very large organization like the pentagon. and we've actually had-- i think leon pa98 has done a wonderful job. i supported his nomination. he did have a lot of experience prior to coming here. and if there's a place we need great management, it's the pentagon, and a great manager. >> o'donnell: senators coburn and durbin, good luck today. >> thank you. >> o'donnell: a busy day this sunday. >> we actually had breakfast together. >> o'donnell: i think the american people wish you luck, too, with your gang of eight. we'll be right back. for an idea. a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like liberty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a half. but this idea isn't fragile. when times get tough, it rallies us as one. every day, more people believe in the american idea and when they do, the dream comes true. we're g
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 9:00am PST
confirmation vote in the senator, the decision to float hagel for the pentagon is having the opposite effect. >> i think this will be a very tough confirmation process. >> a lot of republicans are asking hard questions and i don't think he's going to get many republican votes. i think it would be a challenging nomination. >> in another distress signal for the white house, the former vietnam vet and nebraska senator was unable to secure the backing of the number three democrat in the senate. >> that's his choice. i think once he makes it, his record will be studied carefully, but until that point, i think we're not going to know what's going to happen. >> can you support him? >> i'd have to study his record. i'm not going to comment until the president makes a nomination. >> wow. schumer's was the sign of this nomination's downward trajectory. after watching on tv, mike allen wrote he received an immediate e-mail from an astute republican official saying, pass the jam, he's toast. so is it game over for hagel? the white house certainly seemed to be backtracking this weekend. a
RT
Dec 27, 2012 10:30am EST
living side by side with it it's called the pentagon and there's just no controlling it it's gone out of hand it's forty percent of our budget it goes to intelligence security and military. and there's also wall street which is another beast which has its own ethic so i think we also was a three countries living side by side tentacles reaching far cross the let's talk about nixon your portrayal of nixon was that he was a criminal i mean the cia is portrayed as this evil entity almost the supernatural entity or you know one point the movie the director of the cia is even threatening to kill nixon what do you say to people who say that you were too forgiving of bush and your movie w but i don't see that in the. and that the cia director tried to kill dixon we would that we hinted at there was a controversy between helms richard helms and nixon and part of the problems was the cuban papers and what you are it's a dirty story the cia was we nicknamed sometimes capitalisms invisible army goes back to one nine hundred forty seven and its creation in the anti-communist red scare and the cia has
RT
Dec 25, 2012 10:00pm EST
some very expensive toys heading its way from the u.s. this season the pentagon wants to sell a number of on many aircraft to seoul will have more on the international reaction later. people used to live in slums now the economically disadvantaged occupy substandard housing in the inner cities. showering them with semantics later this hour we'll look at how politicians use language to mask what they're really intending to say after a short break. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing appreciation through the day. if you. could take three. three. three. three. years. old free broadcast video for your media projects free media r.t. dot com. we speak your language i mean some of the will not advance. programs in documentaries and spanish what matters to you breaking news a little turn to angles the stories. you hear. the spanish find out more visit. thanks for staying with us here on r t eighteen minutes past the hour now the pentagon's propose supplying high altitude spy drones to south korea t
RT
Dec 25, 2012 7:00pm EST
the u.s. the pentagon wants to sell a number of on that aircraft just so we have more on international reaction on that plus. more people used to live in the slums now the economically disadvantaged occupies substandard housing in the inner cities winding voters with semantics later this hour we'll look at how politicians use language to mass but they are really up to that's after the break. wealthy british style moves on it's time to run the. markets why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike's concert for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds a report on our. choose your language. of choice we can we know if you're going to kill someone. with the consensus you. choose the opinions that you think are great to. choose the stories that impact your life choose your access to. the news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. operations rule the day. thanks for staying with us here on our t. seventeen minutes past the hour now the pentagon is
RT
Dec 31, 2012 4:00pm EST
hellfire missiles and two thousand pound bombs in addition to what the pentagon classifies as chemical weapons these are tanks loaded with the pleated uranium and phosphorus volumes white phosphorus was the same weapon saddam hussein used against the kurds in february of one thousand nine hundred one one of the many reasons the united states used to justify their invasion of iraq so what does that apartment defense have to say about this a spokesperson told r.t. quote we are not aware of any official reports indicating an increase in birth defects that albums are or fallujah that may be related to exposure to the metals contained in munitions used by the u.s. or coalition partners we always take very seriously public health concerns about any population now living in a combat theater unexploded ordinance including improvised explosive devices are a recognized hazard in other words at this point the pentagon doesn't see lead mercury or depleted uranium as recognize hazards in about a month the world health organization organization is set to release its long awaited study on the lingeri
FOX
Dec 31, 2012 4:25am EST
, looking pretty good. travel lanes moving well and up to speed. also looking at 395 around the pentagon, very light volume and that is a look at your fox 5 on- time traffic. >> all right. thank you. the washington regional alcohol program is offering its sober ride program again this this new year's eve. it runs from 10:00 tonight until 6:00 tomorrow morning. the program covers cab fare home up to $30 and we also have more information for you on myfoxdc.com. >>> with all the rain and the snow and the wind, it was a good weekend to hit the movies. the hobbit was the biggest box office draw again raking in close to $33 million. it beat the star-packed musical les miserables. third place went to django unchained. here in some news for you. kim kardashian and kanye west are expecting their first child. the hip-hop star and tucker barnes' favorite rapper announced that his girlfriend is pregnant during a concert in atlantic city last night. most of the kardashians tweeted about the news including her sisters and mother. there are reports the reality star is 12 weeks pregnant. this will be th
RT
Dec 25, 2012 8:00pm EST
toys heading its way this season courtesy of the u.s. the pentagon looking to sell a number of unmanned aircraft to seoul more on international reaction played iraq plus. for people used to live in the slums now economically disadvantaged occupies substandard housing in the inner cities winding voters with semantics later this hour we'll look at how politicians use language to mask what they're really up to after a short break. and. deadly rivals for decades. if you had fifteen thousand people killing each other in any other country there would be diplomats there would be mediators. self-imposed costs from society i will tell myself am i going to tell my brother not to stand my. immediate i'm going to leave. the cause of my anger and my frustration. that. well into that you don't want. to leave the most violent gangs in us history. is just all model kill or be killed with all those matching the national flag. of this country uses violence when it chooses and then it legitimizes that. they are made in america on the ati. she was your language. so that we can we know if you're go
CNBC
Jan 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
deal reached in washington does delay automatic spending cuts that had been set to hit the pentagon and hard. as you see there, the defense stocks moving a little bit higher today including northrop grumman and lockheed martin. in los angeles with a look at what the deal means at least for two months for the sector, hi jane. >> hi, tyler. kicking the drone down the road. including 55 billion for this year. people forget the pentagon already has about 55 billion in cut in 2013 even without sequester. i know folks getting pink slips. but it is said all of these cuts are not cuts to spending but to funding. meaning the industry wouldn't start to feel it until next year. where? a lot of analyst don't expect cuts to impact multiyear contracts for hardware just because it is too difficult. pentagon just signed two deals with lockheed martin worth almost $9 billion for the f-35. so what is vulnerable? >> i think that the things that will be impacted will be things like training, maintenance, services, those are the shorter lead time items that the dod will be able to control. >> so compani
ABC
Jan 2, 2013 4:30am EST
will reach its limit on borrowing unless congress acts. it only delays large cost the pentagon and other government programs. in march we may see another round of fighting. president says he hopes congress can get a deal done with a little less trauma. >> another blow in the effort to get aid areas -- aid to areas devastated by hurricane sandy. back on friday, the senate approved more than $60 billion measure to help recover is on the storm. house appropriations committee drafted a smaller $27 billion measure and the vote has been expected before congress's term ends thursday. >> secretary of state hillary clinton spent the first night of 2013 in a hospital, recovering from a blood clot. they are using blood thinners to break up the clots behind the right year. the plot-- the clot was discovered during a follow-up exam for concussions she sustained last month. it is not clear when she will leave the hospital. >> two men accused of brutally beating a d.c. man are back in court again today. they are scheduled to attend a status hearing. they faced aggravated assault and other charges
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
early as the end of january. the pentagon prepared to offer low potentially hundred thousand workers. -- furlough potentially 800,000 workers. >> it is been years since the redskins have had a game as important as tonight. >> the redskins facing their archrivals, the dallas cowboys and fedex field. >> rg3 this came out on the field. this is it. this is what all competitors dream about, the final game of the regular season. this is for the championship. this is everything involved right here. rg3 arrived at 5:45, appearing lose, businesslike. he showed confidence all week. remember these guys were three and six. the skins have won six in a row. they're going for the nfc title. everyone is watching. it is prime-time. >> as players, you know what time your game is. you know who is going to be watching that game, whether it is a 1:00 game or a night game. everybody takes the approach, nobody wants to be embarrassed on national tv. we usually have pretty good games in the prime-time games. everyone is going to give it their best shot. >> those six wins in a row, they mean nothing tonight.
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
they failed to find $1.2 trillion of cuts they live with. now mhalf are directed at the pentagon but the dramatic across the board cuts can be offset by raising taxes on the rich. >> if we have raised revenue by the wealthy paying more that is sufficient to turn off the sectsec quest tore the automatic cuts. >> senator graham told me he thinks it is possible to find 600 billion cuts elsewhere to suspend for a decade but a bipartisan agreement probably can't be reached until february or march. peter doocy, fox news. >>> 17 after the hour. still ahead is one of your new year's resolutions to save money or pay down your debt? personal finance expert vera gibbons is here with financial help for the new year. >> asking you what you thought were the biggest stories in hollywood this year. your answers are coming up. >> welcome back. 20 minutes after the top of the hour. with all eyes focused on the fiscal cliff president obama has quietly extended the warrantless wire tap law for five more years. the surveillance act let's the government monitor overseas phone calls and e-mails without a c
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm PST
pentagon and to the white house. thank you for joining us. you always said it was a terrorist attack from the time it happened back on september 11th, what do you think of where we have come since then? >>guest: what i see is typical washington bureaucracy and that is, you try to spread the blame around so if everyone is to blame that no one is at fault. that is what is happening. it started out with the state department internal investigation. it said four people died but it wasn't anyone's fault. we will have to tighten some things up. now you have the senate report that is putting blame on the intelligence community and the pentagon and reading from the senate report it says intelligence reports provide a clear picture of a rapidly deteriorating threat environment in libya that should have been sufficient to inform policymakers of the growing danger but it wasn't. if the intelligence community is to be be blamed for not putting forth reports and in the very senate report calmed flashing red, a special report on the terrorist attack in benghazi, that is the name of the report, i do
FOX
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
elements safe, shut it down. >> and the memorial made by the pentagon that will make its debut tomorrow. ñsxóxgñ >>> new information on secretary of state hillary clinton. she has been hospitalized in new york since yesterday after doctors found a blood clock related to -- clot related to a concussion. doctors say she didn't have a stroke and no damage has been found. hillary clinton wim stay in the hospital for the -- will stay in the hospital for the next 48 hours. >> while secretary of state hillary clinton remains hospitalized, congress release as report on the attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> they walked into the compound and set it ablaze due to extremely poor security. >> the leaders of the senate homeland security committee released a report, a special report. it found the state department ignored security threats ahead of the attack. four americans died in that raid, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens who grew up in the bay area. >> it is not responsible for us, for the government to keep them in those very dangerous places unless we provide them wi
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
crisis occurred, swept everything else off of the news and i read a telegram from the pentagon that my unit would be deployed at a certain embarkation point along with the 80 second airborne, but the repeated patrol would stand and become part of the pentagon lower. along convoluted answer to your question but that was it. >> the fact that you selected your particular team and going on to work on disasters around the world after a time in vietnam with the u.s. military and the un, ever seen a situation where the u.n. commander gets to pick the right people so you did the campaign. >> i did. the first sergeant, you say i listened to my assignment, please select -- they knew more than i did about their own men and i had a whole battalion. we were able to get some pretty good people. generally they did their duty. nobody lost their cool. we had one or two close incidents thereafter in front of the cafeteria. i found out they hated the deputy marshals, civilians running around in blue suits, they had a regard for us because we wore a uniform. part of the tradition of the south, patriotism
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
past the pentagon and over to the 14th street bridge. obviously, pretty light volume. your hov lanes in virginia open in the northbound direction. we'll go to the top side of the beltway through montgomery county. the beltway itself in both directions, travel lanes are open. incident-free, we do have a water main break on wisconsin avenue as you head south just before cedar lane. they are set up on the left side of the road. right lane does get you by right now. not much volume. 270 a good ride around the outer loop to the legion bridge. no problems. we'll head further down on 66 as you are coming in from front royal, no problems to report inside or outside the beltway especially at the interchange by the beltway all the way through falls church in arming ton to the roslyn tunnel, roosevelt bridge, happy to report we are incident-free and that is a current look at your fox 5 on-time traffic. traffic. >> thank you. >>> the secretary of state is returning to work next week. hillary clinton has been sidelined for almost three week for a concussion. she hit her head after becoming
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